Stoke City's Community Trust work with the Prince's Trust to deliver positive opportunities for young people.IN PARTNERSHIP with the Prince's Trust, the Club deliver the 'Get into' and 'Get Started' programmes, whilst also supporting young people participating in the Fairbridge Programme through activities and follow on sessions.
A successful Get into Security Programme is delivered where young people are given training and support, with guaranteed interviews with the Club's matchday stewards team.
The programme sees a very high percentage of participants being offered paid work as a matchday steward for Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Get Started programmes on varied themes are also delivered including Get Started in Football and Get Started in Hair and Make up.
PRINCE'S TRUST: GET INTO
'Get into' are short vocational courses that develop young people's skills in a specific sector.
Last year, around 50% of young people completing a Get into course moved on to work with a further 25% going on to more training.
What is covered
The courses cover a variety of sectors such as retail, customer service, construction, logistics, hospitality and cooking. Sectors are chosen according to regional employment needs and are designed and developed with local employers.
The courses aim to give young people aged 16 to 25 who are work ready, but do not have vocational skills, a mixture of practical training and experience that will enable them to get a job. It also provides them with the opportunity to meet potential employers.
What participants gain
During the course, young people will:
- learn new skills in a specific area of work and gain qualifications appropriate to the sector
- get practical experience of work
- improve their employability skills, including communication, teamwork, and reliability
- stage a final presentation, in which they say what they have learnt
- get help with job interviews and preparing their CVs
PRINCE'S TRUST: GET STARTED
'Get Started' are short, motivating programmes (generally 5-8 days in length), which engage young people using sport or the arts, and use these activities as a vehicle for personal development
How does it help?
It uses a theme such as sport, drama or music to inspire young people to take the first step to increase their confidence, skills and employability.
Through working with local partners, it provides an opportunity for young people who are unable, unwilling or lack the confidence to take part in a longer personal development programme, or may be unable to access such opportunities locally.
How does it work?
- Participants undertake a minimum of five days group activity linked to the programme theme, culminating in a final challenge or celebration bringing together the skills they have learnt.
- They then receive three months progression support to move into training, education, further programmes, volunteering or jobs.
Who is eligible?
Young people aged 16-25.
THE FAIRBRIDGE PROGRAMME
The Fairbridge programme is an individually tailored personal development programme for young people aged between 13 and 25.
It combines one-to-one support and group activities, delivered by a dedicated team in Prince's Trust centres.
The programme helps marginalised and disengaged young people who face a range of issues and barriers in their lives.
It empowers them through positive opportunities and experiences and helps them re-engage with society.
GET INTO SECURITY
Stoke City FC in partnership with The Prince's Trust
If you are aged between 18-25, unemployed and interested in a career within the Security Industry join our FREE training programme where you can:
- Gain an NVQ Level 2 in Spectator Safety and a Customer Services qualification
- Receive training in conflict management, emergency procedures and other key areas of security work
- Gain experience of working in the security sector
- Improve your team work and communication skills and boost your confidence, interview skills and your CV at the same time
- Receive six months' support after the programme to help you find a job and gain further qualifications
Information sessions will be held week commencing Monday 31st August
Taster day: Tuesday 8th September
Programme dates: Monday 14th to Wednesday 30th September
To register your interest, or for more information contact Keith Whalley at The Prince's Trust by phone on 07717 488540 or via e-mail at email@example.com.